Data Analysis Processes and Tools

Data in the GDC can be analyzed through user‑friendly web‑based GDC Data Analysis, Visualization, and Exploration (DAVE) Tools that guide the data analysis process.

Data Analysis Process

GDC DAVE Tools are accessible through the GDC Data Portal. To perform an analysis, researchers select a project or list of projects to analyze using GDC defined sets or build a custom set by querying for a set of cases, genes, or mutations. Researchers can build custom sets through the GDC Data Portal Exploration feature for further analysis. Once the sets have been defined, researchers can use GDC DAVE Tools to perform the analysis and analyze results. Throughout the process, researchers can download files from the GDC Data Portal by querying the repository.


For additional details, please refer to the GDC DAVE Documentation in the GDC Data Portal User's Guide.